Person:Neil Armstrong (1)

Watchers
m. 8 Oct 1929
  1. Neil Alden Armstrong1930 - 2012
  2. June Armstrong
  3. Dean Armstrong
  • HNeil Alden Armstrong1930 - 2012
  • W.  Janet Shearon (add)
m. 28 Jan 1956
  • HNeil Alden Armstrong1930 - 2012
  • W.  Carol Knight (add)
m. 12 Jun 1994
Facts and Events
Name Neil Alden Armstrong
Gender Male
Birth? 5 Aug 1930 Wapakoneta, Auglaize, Ohio, United States
Residence[1] 1935 Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Census[1] 5 Apr 1940 St. Marys, Auglaize, Ohio, United States
Degree[2] 1955 West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United StatesB.S., Aeronautical Engineering; Purdue University
Marriage 28 Jan 1956 to Janet Shearon (add)
Marriage 12 Jun 1994 to Carol Knight (add)
Death? 25 Aug 2012 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States


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Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. He made his first space flight, as command pilot of Gemini 8, in 1966, becoming NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first docking of two spacecraft, with pilot David Scott.

Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent two and a half hours exploring, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the Command Module. Along with Collins and Aldrin, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon; President Jimmy Carter presented Armstrong the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978; he and his former crewmates received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

Armstrong died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82, after complications from coronary artery bypass surgery.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).

    Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T627_3027; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 6-21.

  2. "Purdue had longtime friend in astronaut Neil Armstrong", in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. The Indianapolis Star. (Indianapolis, Indiana), [1], 25 Aug 2012, Secondary quality.